Windows 10: Chrome taskbar icon fails to launch repeatedly

Discus and support Chrome taskbar icon fails to launch repeatedly in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; i can create a Chrome taskbar Icon by right clicking the chrome.exe file. When I first launch Chrome using the taskbar icon it launches as it should.... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Cliff G, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Cliff G Win User

    Chrome taskbar icon fails to launch repeatedly


    i can create a Chrome taskbar Icon by right clicking the chrome.exe file. When I first launch Chrome using the taskbar icon it launches as it should. However, for reasons unknown to me, after a period of time the Chrome Taskbar icon loses its functionally and I get the following error if I try to re-launch Crome using the Taskbar Chrome Icon : This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel.

    Everything seems to be set up as it should in the Settings.

    Is there a way to correct this?

    Solution was to download a new copy of Chrome and reinstall. Seems to be working, at least for the first hour or so.

    :)
     
    Cliff G, Aug 7, 2015
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  2. dpepper73 Win User

    Why do my quick launch icons flash when I click on the Chrome quick launch icon? Win 10

    I chose the "Desktop, Start, & Personalization" help topic because my question deals with the quick launch icons on the taskbar. I call them Quick Launch icons. Others may call them Taskbar icons. They're the small icons on the taskbar next to the Start
    icon.

    Here's my issue: Whenever I click on the Google Chrome quick launch icon, the other quick launch icons flash once, although not necessarily at the same time, while Chrome is being loaded. This also happens when I double-click the Google Chrome shortcut
    icon on my desktop. Sometimes, but not always, a few or all of my desktop icons will turn white for a split second while Chrome is being loaded.

    I'm currently using Windows 10 Pro. I've been using Windows 10 ever since it became available, but this problem only started about 3 weeks ago. I use Avira Antivirus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and I run scans with them on a weekly basis, sometimes more
    often.

    As far as I can tell, there aren't any other performance issues.
     
    dpepper73, Aug 7, 2015
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  3. ystephsh Win User
    On Windows 10 Home, can't launch apps from search result

    What I have so far:

    Test case:

    1. click on Win10 start button on lower left hand corner.

    2. Press "n" "o" "t" "e" "p" --> notepad should be highlighted

    3. Press <enter> --> no launch of notepad

    0. It stops working about 4 wks ago.

    1. With my son's account ( standard user ), it launches notepad; with mine ( admin ), it does nothing.

    2. "notep" or "notepad" don't work. If I use "notepad." at step #2, <enter> will launch it.

    3. Notepad is not in the start menu. Not sure if it was there before.

    4. With "notep" at step #2, r-click shows a popup menu with only "Ping to Start".

    5. With "notepad." at step #2, r-click shows a popup menu with "Run as admin", "Open file location", "Ping to start", "ping to taskbar".

    6. With "foobar" at step #2, <enter> launches IE and searches.

    Not sure if it matters, I have Chrome on taskbar. Clicking on it launches a chrome window, but it adds another chrome icon on my taskbar. All subsequent chrome instances group with the 2nd chrome icon on taskbar.
     
    ystephsh, Aug 7, 2015
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